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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Twenty Percent Solution

Detectives Ballard and Gharty investigate the mysterious disappearance of a best-selling author and soon discover everyone they've questioned has a motive. Munch and Bayliss check out an odd burglary while the squad room is left dumbfounded after a mean game of trash trivia.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x4
Production Number: 704
Airdate: Friday October 30th, 1998

Director: Clark Johnson
Writer: David Simon

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Guest Stars
Austin Pendleton
As Dr. Griscom, M.E.
Clayton LeBouef
As Colonel George Barnfather
Zeljko Ivanek
As A.S.A. Ed Danvers
Carla Bianchi
As Claudette
Joe Urla
As Jake Benedek
Patti D'Arbanville
As Darlene Everett
Tom Atkins
As Grenville Rollins

Co-Guest Stars
Dan Delafield
As Trooper Groves
Kevin J. Cameron (1)
As Tony Barger
Michael Willis
As Attorney Darin Russom
Helen Mitchell
As Juror Six
Patricia Coleman
As Jury Forewoman
Main Cast
Richard Belzer
As Detective John Munch
Giancarlo Esposito
As Officer Michael Giardello
Peter Gerety
As Detective Stuart Gharty
Clark Johnson
As Detective Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto
As Lieutenant Al Giardello
Toni Lewis
As Detective Terri Stivers
Michael Michele
As Detective Rene Sheppard
Kyle Secor
As Detective Tim Bayliss
Jon Seda
As Detective Paul Falsone
Callie Thorne
As Detective Laura Ballard
Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Attanasio
Executive ProducerBarry Levinson  |  Tom Fontana  |  Jim Finnerty
Co-Executive ProducerJames Yoshimura  |  Julie Martin (1)
Supervising ProducerEric Overmyer
ProducerDavid Simon
Consulting ProducerAnya Epstein  |  Gail Mutrux
Production DesignerSusan Kessel
EditorKen Eluto
CastingPat Moran  |  Brett Goldstein  |  Louis Digiaimo
MusicDouglas J. Cuomo
Director of PhotographyAlex Zakrzewski
Executive Story EditorSara B. Cooper
Main Title ThemeLynn F. Kowal
Technical AdvisorGary D'Addario
Based Upon The Book ByDavid Simon
Warning: Homicide: Life on the Street season 7 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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